Pauly D Makes an Impressive Living as a Professional DJ

Pauly D has been a DJ for years, even before reality TV, and outside of 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation,' he charges a pretty penny for his services.

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Mar. 18 2021, Updated 1:52 p.m. ET

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Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also known as Pauly D, fist-pumped his way into the hearts of millions of viewers when he was cast on Jersey Shore once upon a time. Now, in 2020, he is all but a household name when it comes to being a DJ and reality TV star, and for good reason. Even before MTV discovered him and his fellow guidos in all of their GTL glory, Pauly D was a locally known DJ.

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It’s no surprise that he has done so well for himself, but how much does it cost to book a guy like him? When he was just a DJ, Pauly D might have charged an affordable amount for an average New Jersey club. But now that he’s also a celebrity, albeit a C or D-list one at that, Pauly D can charge an arm and a leg for making a simple appearance at a club event. And you’d better believe that he does.

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So, how much does Pauly D charge to DJ events?

According to an anonymous source who leaked information about what big and small music stars charge for appearances, Pauly D charges $40,000 to $60,000 per show. However, according to, you can get Pauly D at your club or event for under $50,000. Forbes reported in 2012 that Pauly D brings in around $40,000 per set, and whichever number is most accurate, it proves that Pauly D makes a killing.

Although Pauly D was already a DJ before Jersey Shore and had gone by the same name he’s known for now, he said he wasn't cast because of his music. He said in a 2011 interview that MTV producers sent him a message on Myspace because they liked the way he looked. They then sent a camera crew to film him for a day and, six months later, he was cast. Naturally, he was able to use the show to promote his career, which took off fast.

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Pauly D's net worth is higher than his 'Jersey Shore' co-stars'.

Because of his long career as a celebrity DJ, Pauly D has the highest net worth out of all of his Jersey Shore co-stars. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is estimated at $20 million. That doesn't mean his co-stars and real life friends aren't also raking in the dough, with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley worth $4 million each. It just means that Pauly D really has used the show to his advantage.

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Who is Pauly D dating in 2020?

Pauly D also makes money from the reality show he shares with Vinny Guadagnino, Double Shot at Love. The Jersey Shore besties have spent two seasons looking for love together in a Bachelor meets Bad Girls Club type of setting. So far, however, the show hasn't helped Pauly D find *the one*. Some fans are convinced that Pauly D and one of the contestants who returned for Season 2, Nikki Hall, are together.

But because Pauly D hasn't yet confirmed that he’s in a serious relationship, it's hard to say if those rumors have any meat to them. Right now, Pauly D seems to be enjoying the life of a ridiculously successful DJ and reality TV star. If and when Jersey Shore Family Vacation eventually ends, he’ll always have his music.

Watch Double Shot at Love on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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